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Welfare Homes

The Destitute and Shelter Support Branch (DSSB) is responsible for ten homes which are gazetted as welfare homes under the Destitute Persons Act for the care, reception and rehabilitation of destitute persons.

These homes include Jamiyah Home for the Aged, Christalite Methodist Home, Bukit Batok Home for the Aged, Moral Welfare Home and Pelangi Village which houses 6 homes. The homes are run by VWOs serving as managing agents for the Ministry.

As admission to Welfare Homes are statutory and under the provisions of the Destitute Persons Act, the admitting authority continues to lie with MSF. Agencies and members of the public may call the ComCare Call at 1800-2220000 to enquire welfare home’s admission.

Guiding principles for the welfare homes

Family is responsible for the welfare and well-being of its members. Those residents with families should return to their families ultimately. The welfare homes should be a temporary place for them to stay.

Self reliance. Residents would be trained and rehabilitated within the homes and at the Activity Hub (for Pelangi Village). The objective would be to increase their functional levels so that they could care for themselves and be self reliant.

Results of the Open Selection Process to Appoint Managing Agents to operate Welfare Homes / Activity Hub for Destitute Persons

In August 2017, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) had invited Voluntary Welfare Organisations to take part in an Open Selection Process (OSP) to undertake the management of Welfare Homes and/or Activity Hub for destitute persons. Welfare Homes are established under the Destitute Persons Act (DPA) Chapter 78 for the reception, care and rehabilitation of destitute persons.

MSF had evaluated the proposals submitted by the Voluntary Welfare Organisations, and appointed the following Managing Agents for the Welfare Homes and Activity Hub.

Name of Facility  Awarded Managing Agent 
Angsana Home @ Pelangi Village Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society
Banyan Home @ Pelangi Village  Chee Hoon Kog Moral Promotion Society 
Jenaris Home @ Pelangi Village  Blue Cross Charitable Institution 
Meranti Home @ Pelangi Village  Sree Narayana Mission (Singapore) 
Thuja Home @ Pelangi Village  Sathya Sai Social Service 
Tembusu Home @ Pelangi Village  Sathya Sai Social Service 
Acacia Home  Sathya Sai Social Service 
Bukit Batok Home for the Aged  Sathya Sai Social Service
Jamiyah Home for the Aged  Jamiyah Singapore (Muslim Mission Society Singapore) 
Moral Welfare Home  Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society 
MWS Christalite Methodist Home  Methodist Welfare Services 
Activity Hub  Singapore Association for Mental Health

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Last Reviewed On Tue, Feb 6, 2018